on one's back meaning

[American slang]
adj. phr., informal Making insistent demands of you; being an annoyance or bother. My wife has been on my back for weeks to fix the front door screen. I can't get any work done with the children on my back from morning until night. Jim could do a better job if his boss weren't on his back so often.
Antonym: OFF ONE'S BACK.

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